From Brant Hansen, to whom I obliquely refer in my post below, through Bill Kinnon, I found and now am happy to present this little tribute to The Dark Knight. Bill, who agrees with Brant that Batman ain't all that, found it at the amusingly named blog, "Waving or Drowning."
Now, with that lengthy list of hat-tips, weblinks, and obliging nods behind me, here you go:
On the one hand, I think Brant, Bill, et al, are simply demonstrating their membership in a club to which I myself belong, Contrarians International. And I'm fine with that. I am totally in touch with the notion that if everybody in the world thinks something is pretty cool, well then there is obviously something seriously wrong with it, whatever it is. This is America, after all, except in Bill's case where it is actually Canada, and everyone is entitled to their opinion, regardless of whether or not it's brilliant, silly, or just plain wrong.
Whatever. I liked The Dark Knight. It's not my favorite movie in the world, nor is it some kind of sophisticated and complex social commentary. Sorry, it's just not. It is pretty entertaining, though, if you like that kind of thing, and well worth the $8 to see it on a big screen.